Nayoro, Hokkaido

Nayoro (名寄市, Nayoro-shi, Ainu: Nay Oro meaning "in the middle of the valley") is a city in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

Nayoro

名寄市

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Location of Nayoro in Hokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Nayoro
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 44°21′21″N 142°27′48″E
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido (Kamikawa Subprefecture)
Government
  MayorTakeshi Kato
Area
  Total535.23 km2 (206.65 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2016)
  Total28,373
  Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Symbols
  TreeJapanese white birch
  FlowerŌbana enreisō (Trillium kamtschaticum)
  BirdGreat spotted woodpecker
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1 Ōdōri Minami, Nayoro-shi, Hokkaido
096-8686
Websitewww.city.nayoro.lg.jp

As of September 2016, the city has an estimated population of 28,373 and a population density of 53 persons per km2 (140 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 535.23 km2 (206.65 sq mi).

On March 27, 2006, the town of Fūren was merged into Nayoro.

History

  • 1909: Kaminayoro village was founded.
  • 1915: Kaminayoro village became Nayoro town.
  • 1920: Chiebun village split off from Shimonayoro village.
  • 1924: Shimokawa village was separated from Nayoro town.
  • 1954: Nayoro town and Chiebun village was merged to form Nayoro town.
  • 1956: Nayoro town became Nayoro city.
  • 2006: Nayoro city and Fūren town was merged to form Nayoro city.

Education

Universities

Junior colleges

High schools

  • Hokkaido Nayoro High School
  • Hokkaido Nayoro Industry High School

Transportation

Rail

Nayoro Main Line and Shimmei Line used to run from Nayoro Station. There was Chitō Station between Nisshin Station and Hokusei Station.

Road

Nayoro is linked with National Route 40 linking Wakkanai and southern Hokkaido as well as the Hokkaidō Expressway linking with the island capital of Sapporo. Nayoro is bypassed to the west with the Nayoro Bypass (Route 40) serving two interchanges.

Climate

Nayoro has a wet and snowy warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb). The climate retains warm and sometimes hot summers with very cold winters by Japanese standards, coupled with heavy sea-effect snowfall.

Climate data for Nayoro (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.4
(34.5)
9.2
(48.6)
17.2
(63.0)
22.2
(72.0)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
21.1
(70.0)
14.1
(57.4)
5.1
(41.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
11.0
(51.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.4
(15.1)
−9
(16)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.8
(38.8)
10.4
(50.7)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
20.1
(68.2)
14.8
(58.6)
8.1
(46.6)
1.2
(34.2)
−5.4
(22.3)
5.5
(41.9)
Average low °C (°F) −15.8
(3.6)
−16.2
(2.8)
−9.8
(14.4)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.6
(38.5)
9.2
(48.6)
13.9
(57.0)
15.2
(59.4)
9.4
(48.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.7
(27.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.2
(31.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.6
(2.15)
41.2
(1.62)
45.3
(1.78)
45.7
(1.80)
57.5
(2.26)
58.6
(2.31)
112.9
(4.44)
121.9
(4.80)
131.6
(5.18)
117.0
(4.61)
112.1
(4.41)
79.6
(3.13)
978
(38.49)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 208
(82)
162
(64)
140
(55)
36
(14)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
112
(44)
229
(90)
890
(350.2)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 64.0 90.5 133.6 157.5 186.5 168.3 145.4 141.9 139.1 109.9 52.1 42.4 1,431.2
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

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